Message from the President:
I've got to say it! Congratulations to all Hawg Hunters on the "Gas" Raffle ticket sales. It was a 90% effort with only three members not selling a ticket. WELL DONE. The "Gas" raffle ticket sale grossed $789.00. After the $250.00 pay-out to winners, the "Special Fund" netted $539.00. Couple that with the $138.00 proceeds from the club raffle and auction and the Special Fund now stands at $1671.00. Not to shabby for a bunch of bassers wouldnt you say. So lets hit the $2000.00 level by the end of the October 17th meeting.
We can do it!!!!
Remember to bring your proposed changes to the Constitution, By-Laws and Tournament Rules in writing to the Sept. 19th meeting at which time we will discuss them. At the October 17th meeting we will vote on them --
The E-Board will be accepting nominations for those members running for office at the Sept. meeting. GET INVOLVED!
That's it guys
See you on the water.........
Minutes of the Meeting:
The August 2001 meeting of the Pensacola Hawg Hunters was brought to order at 7:00 p.m. on August 15, 2001. The meeting was held at the Seafood Shanty on Hwy 29 and was presided over by President Wally Cassiano.
There were 26 members and one guest (Alan Nordan) present.
There was no old business.
There is a fourteen inch limit on Largemouth Bass at LakeEufaula and a twelve inch limit on Spotted Bass, be sure that you know what you have at weigh in time.
Make sure that you make your reservations for Lake Eufaula and Apalachicola, time is running out. There is currently $1045 in the"Fish-Off" and $746 in the "Boo- Ray" pot.
Be thinking of who you would like to nominate for the officers next year. The nominating committee for officers is Mack Cramer, Kevin Simmons and Jack Maher. The following members are eligible to participate in this years "Fish Off": Cliff Armstrong, Jim Bailey Sr., Stacy Blackburn, Lee Brannon, John Buck, Wally Cassiano, Randy Cole, Rich Cornelius, Mack Cramer, Dave Dyess, Mitch Gardner, Don Jahnke, Jere Jaillite, Frank Kelly, Jack Maher, Brian Metcalf, Dwayne Mills, Pete Potter, Fred Raby, Kevin Simmons, Terry Smith, Neil Springstead, Paul Sullivan, and Jeff Weaver.
This months lucky winners for the raffle were Neil Springstead-Rattle Traps, Randy Cole-Binoculars, Frank Kelly-Clock Radio, and Terry Smith- AM/FM Cassette Radio. As for this months auction Dwayne Mills and Cliff Armstrong each got a hat. Kevin Holland got a clock. Jere Jaillite and Rany Cole each got a radio and Paul Sullivan got himself a pair of binoculars. The "Gas or Money" Raffle went to E.J.Clement and second prize went to Paul Sullivan. Congratulations to both of you.
September's meeting is going to be a long one, so be ready for it. Please bring all Constitution,
By-Law and Tournament changes to this meeting. We will be discussing all changes turned in and then voting in October.
The August tournament was held on the Tensaw River, out of Hubbard's Landing. There were 20 Hawg Hunters that fished.
The air temperature was in the low 80's, the skies were clear.
The water level was normal and stained. The weather forecast was scattered afternoon thunderstorms. The high temperature for the day reached the low 90's. At safe daylight there were a few members that went north, but most Hawg Hunters headed south. Some headed way south. At weigh-in their were 25 fish weighed in for a total of 32.55 lbs.
Jim Bailey Sr. was having a little motor trouble, so him and his partner Rich Cornelius stayed near the landing all day long. Well turns out that the winning stringer consisted of a limit of fish that was brought in by Rich Cornelius which weighed in at 7.70 lbs. Rich also brought in the lunker for the day weighing in at 2.90 lbs; which was caught at 3:15, just 45 minutes before weigh-in. Rich caught all his fish on a lizard either Carolina rigged or Texas rigged. It was a tough day of fishing with quite a few tournaments going on at the same time, there were boats all over the river. The tide was pouring in which didn't make it any easier. Brian Metcalf brought in yet another limit of fish that weighed in at 5.45 lbs. Brian also caught most of his fish on a Texas rigged lizard. Mack Cramer was one of the boats that made a long run down south, which did him well.